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Old 05-29-2000, 06:13 PM   #1
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Post If you thought Ronin had the best car chase....

I just got done watching "Who Am I" with Jackie Chan on HBO. Think it was originally made for Japan because I had never heard of it before. Anyway, they had a nice long chase scene between a Lancer EVO(with Jackie Chan inside) and some BMW's(with bad guys inside). What can I say, really wish they sold those things here. Like a typical Jackie Chan movie, the stunts were crazy and funny, lots of powersliding. One scene the EVO got rolled onto its side, with the car in gear they hit the gas and the tires spun the car in circles on it side till it righted itself(taking out a couple of bad guys that had surounded them in the process). Another scene they get stuck in a pile of gravel. They end up driving themselves loose and throw up a lot of gravel that sent the bad guys running for cover at the same time. It was a good movie overall, but that was the best chase scene I've ever seen. Hope the Turbo Impreza is within my price range because I would love a car that can be rallied like that.
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Old 05-29-2000, 06:17 PM   #2
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I don't know if the chase scenes are as stylishly done as in Ronin but they are very good car chase scenes. Maybe, Subaru should enlist Jackie Chan to use their cars . Wouldn't that be sweet. By the way, "Shanghai Noon" was a pretty good effort, even without a car chase scene.
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Old 05-29-2000, 07:43 PM   #3
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ya, Who Am I? rocked. I loved the scene with the Evo, but Ronin's were tooo coool
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Old 05-30-2000, 01:04 AM   #4
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That Movie was the $hit! It was originally meant to be released in Europe and Africa only (1998 I believe), but it was released on vid/dvd in Feb 99 for the US market. Jackis has a long term contract with Mitsu, that is why you will always see their cars in his movies.

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Old 05-30-2000, 03:27 AM   #5
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If anybody manages to get hold of this video, it could well turn out to be the best chase. http://www.sunday-times.co.uk/news/p...enws02028.html

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Old 05-30-2000, 07:32 AM   #6
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ahhhh...... to be rich.
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Old 05-30-2000, 07:39 AM   #7
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I have to disagree. Chan's chase is fun and cool but it's no match for Ronin's chase in term of quality of image and realistics.

example: At one time chan do a slide that end with his car perfectly parked between two cars. It looks fake and I think it is. Correct me if i'm wrong but it has been filmed backward.

It's not as realistic as Ronin...

I like Chan's movies but it's not the same type as Ronin... I like both for fifferent reasons.

I have seen a lot of recent Chan's movies in videoclub that has never been shown in theatre...
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Old 05-30-2000, 07:48 AM   #8
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Hehey Steph,

si t'aimes les EVO je t'enverrai des pics de celle que je vais conduire dans 2 semaines en Nouvelle Zelande...

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Old 05-30-2000, 07:54 AM   #9
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Jackie didnt drive that chase, the girls did. Well, I guess he helped at first. He did drive the RalliTruck (well, you know, its a movie, so...).

He does do his own stunts, unlike everyone else.

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Old 05-30-2000, 07:56 AM   #10
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Jackie Chan made a movie about racing callled "Thunderbolt". It was about a mechanic in HK that helped the police catch an International terrorist that raced a Skyline (I think) in the streets. And as in all JC movies all mayhem breaks loose when the terrorist kidnaps his sisters and takes them to Japan... the final showdown in this a case - a big race.

For the action fans, there is fighting but the driving steals the movie.

There is a great part where his team starts building a Mistu up and he is in the unfinished car double clutching.

I am not sure if you can rent it though? I rent the LD 'bout 5 or so years ago.
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Old 05-30-2000, 08:00 AM   #11
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Here is the link to the Internet Movie Database for "Thunderbolt"...
http://us.imdb.com/Title?0114126

FYI: Jackie Chan has his own Racing team, I believe...

Ahh... I wasn't dreaming...
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Old 05-30-2000, 08:02 AM   #12
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HE HE Ollie,

Ouaips, j'aime bien les EVOs. J'aimerais voir tes photos....

Est-ce que tu t'es remis du decalage horaire???

See ya
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Old 05-30-2000, 08:22 AM   #13
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I have to disagree. Chan's chase is fun and cool but it's no match for Ronin's chase in term of quality of image and realistics.


I agree with you, Ronin's chases are still much better, those are just childish/improbable.

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example: At one time chan do a slide that end with his car perfectly parked between two cars. It looks fake and I think it is. Correct me if i'm wrong but it has been filmed backward.


Yeah, it was filmed backwards.. as far as i know..


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Old 12-09-2000, 10:20 AM   #14
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I remember seeing that movie (who am I) how do you get a car to rotate coming out of a parking space? Don't you have to build up considerable amounts of speed for that much rotation?
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Old 12-09-2000, 11:07 AM   #15
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... I've seen Roadrunner cartoon chases more realistic than that Jackie Chan scene!
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Old 12-09-2000, 11:25 AM   #16
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I'm with Steph.

comparing "Who Am I" & "Ronnin" car chases are like comparing games Mario Kart to Colin McRae. One is endless fun the other is technical & intense

The evo scene was fun to watch, but very unrealistic. and evo on it's side CAN NOT spin like that unless you modify the axils and make the tires stick way out of the fenders, but it looked cool.

The Ronnin car scenes are THE best, realistic and filmed to give you a feel of riding/driving in the car.

oh almost forgot...
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I do believe it was not filmed backward and they used a real stunt driver who perfected that one move and then replace cones with parked cars and then filmed it.

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Old 12-09-2000, 02:01 PM   #17
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Nothing can beat the sight of that '91 M5 4 wheel drifting around the fountain, and then driving against the traffic.

Except maybe the lit S8 powersliding.

The reason that Ronin is the best is that it copied the film style of Bullitt. Let your car be the soundtrack. No fruit stands. No fake WD-40 burnouts. Brilliant.



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Old 12-09-2000, 03:28 PM   #18
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Treu, there weren't any fruit stands, but it did have that fish market.
Just as long as it didn't have a couple of guys walking accross the street with a large pane of glass, or a truck full of water bottles!
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Old 12-09-2000, 05:23 PM   #19
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well if i'm not mistaken, the movie ur talkin about may actually be titled 'armor of god' cuz the chasing scene ur talkin about is exactly like the one in that movie. i think they simply released it under the name 'who am i.' i saw the thing in chinese so i'm pretty sure 'armor of god' is the original title. its kinda like how 'legend of drunken master' is actually 'drunken master 2'...oh well, i could be wrong...
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Old 12-09-2000, 05:57 PM   #20
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OK guys, Thunderbolt was released in 1995 on LaserDisc (I own this), as well as Who Am I.. both of these are really good movies... you guys do have to remember JC's movies aren't high budget movies like Hollywood ones. Another chase scene is definately in Gone in 60 seconds!
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Old 12-09-2000, 06:48 PM   #21
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WHo Am I.... greatest movie ever hehehe
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Old 12-09-2000, 07:19 PM   #22
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The scene with the EVO on it's side was filmed using a large turn-table.
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Old 12-09-2000, 08:32 PM   #23
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I've seen Who Am I? a bunch of times, and I've never met anyone else who's heard of it. That Lancer was sweeet. I almost made up my mind to buy a white Galant and make it look like that car.

BTW Did anyone notice when the car flipped sideways to fit through the alley, it entered on the passenger wheels and exited on the driver wheels (or maybe the other way around). Neat trick. And after the turntable shot, no marks on the side panels. But it was still a great chase. Super cool fight with the two henchmen on the roof toward the end. And that Canadian chick was HOT. (No offense to chicks everywhere for using the word chicks).
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Old 12-09-2000, 08:49 PM   #24
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I personally think Road Warrior and Mad MAx had the best car chases.
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Good ol' fashion Aussie insanity. I heard 14 people died in the making of Road Warrior.
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